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Offline spc fresno

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Detailed history of NWR
« on: July 07, 2018, 02:35:03 AM »
It's pretty cool. I'm just posting it here (instead of my comment on another post) so that more people can read it, because it is hard to find. I found it a year ago but nearly forgot about it (and it was hard to find via Google):
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Offline miraculon

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Re: Detailed history of NWR
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 08:33:06 AM »
Interesting history of the Weather Radio. Thanks for posting it.

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Offline kb4mdz

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Re: Detailed history of NWR
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 10:11:39 PM »
spc fresno - 

What an awesome article!!  Thank you very much for posting that link.

For whatever it's worth, I was a contract radio technician for several NWS Transmitter sites in North Carolina from mid-1995 to 1996, and then 1997 to 1999.  At that time, the transmitters (in my care) were 1KW+ capable, tube-final behomoths, 2 cabinets side-by-side & 5 feet tall.  Huge, power-hungry, RF flame-throwing beasts!! 

While I was doing it, one forecaster I talked to said that the whole NWR program has always been run on a shoestring.  It's amazing what can be accomplished on a small but dedicated shoestring!!

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